So, my Virgin Giving site is now closed. I have raised a smashing £22,521.97 for Children with Cancer! Thank you to all of my supporters and my loving with for her patience and support.
For anyone who is thinking of attempting ANY outdoor activities, I cannot recommend the Bolle eyewear products enough. They operate brilliantly in glare or dim conditions, they are not phazed by sub-zero temperatures. For me, they outshine their competitors. Base layers – Bear Grylls (Craghoppers) Merino wool or the new Columbia base layer with the ‘foil’ on the inside – Omni heat. Neither of these base layers had me feeling cold and throughout the expedition, I was toasty all the way for a very small price in weight (don’t forget I was dragging all of this). My ‘wee’ bottle failed abysmally – make sure that yours is water tight! Make sure that you test it beforehand. I found out the hard way. My Berghaus Aura jacket (without the fleece inside – too warm) was amazing. Truly wind proof and very tough.
A huge thank you goes to my Expedition Sponsors. Without your generousity, this would have not be possible. – JACKS of Dunmow – Vtesse – HPEMS – PCUBED Collectively with the help of you and those whom have supported my fund-raising efforts, we are now approaching a target of £25,000 for Children with Cancer UK. A truly amazing sum of money. Thank you so much
Please click above (in the top menu bar) to see some of the pics from the expedition. Over the next few weeks, I will be updating this.
Upon arriving in my local pub back in the UK on Sunday evening, I was greeted by most of the village who have supported me massively in this adventure. Their support has been immense and I am truly grateful!!
Back online! The helicopter from Barneo picked us up in camp and we waited in Barneo for some15 hours. Seemed to fly past as I spent time chatting with some really interesting people. The flight back to Longyearbyen flew past (quite literally!) as everyone was asleep within minutes. We have spent much of our time chatting to a TV crew at Barneo and Longyearbyen and it is likely that I will be appearing in a Channel 5 production called Destination: North Pole later this year. Longyearbyen = sleep for me and Friday and Saturday is all about getting some well earned rest before getting back to the UK on Sunday. Lots of pics to follow…….